Even as a little girl I was facinated by the sad little prince who loved a rose, wandered the universe, befriended a stranded pilot in the desert and ultimately fell victim to a snake. I remembered the way the pilot drew poor sketches for the prince and how the prince understood what they were when adults did not.
So I made a little skirt for Molly out of chalkboard fabric so that- like the Little Prince- she can draw anything that she imagines whenever she wants. Be it a glass case for her rose or box for her sheep;)
Now, I didn't want to buy chalkboard fabric online and have to pay shipping. Although I would say that buying chalkboard cloth would be the easiest way to go. You can usually get some on etsy. I tried my hand at making my own. I couldn't find any online tutorials on how to do this so I was a bit skeptical about how it would turn out.
Then I measured Molly's waist x3 and cut that length of fabric from the new chalkboard fabric and made it 12" wide.
Gather the fabric to the length of your daughter's waist.
Sew in a small zipper to the back.
Now your daughter can carry her personal sketch book anywhere she goes just like the Little Prince.